Coast Apartment, 3 bdrm. fully equipped, sleeps 6, no sofa bed
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, Basque language
About Joxean Iñurrieta
My ancestors lived here for 13 generations since XVI Century. My mother tongue is Euskara or Basque, the oldest one in Europe, older than Latin and nobody knows where it comes from. I can communicate in French, Portuguese ans Spanish. I´ve lived for all my life here, I know Basuqe Country, our culture and way of life very well. I offer myself as your CUSTOMIZED GUIDE focussed on your interests (architecture, tradition, gastronomy, Nature, arts, prehistory...) in 3 to 4 hours tryps for a reasonable price depending on the distance and if I need to use my car or not.
Joxean Iñurrieta purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Joxean Iñurrieta chose Deba
Ideal location to discover the BASQUE COUNTRY: BILBAO, SAN SEBASTIAN/DONOSTIA, GUERNICA, BIARRITZ and VITORIA/GASTEIZ within less than one hour drive. 75 minutes from PAMPLONA. In Deba, in the very center of the Geopark of Basque Coast (certificated by UNESCO), near the Flysch Route (National Geographic Jan. 2012), between Bilbao and San Sebastian. Deba is safe and crime is very low or nothing at all. The temperatures are usually mild. An ideal climate for those who want to flee the sweltering heat.
What makes this Apartment unique
Among the properties advertised on HomeAway website in the Basque Country, this flat has the most positive renter testimonials. They appreciate its spaciousness, cleanliness, comfort, privacy and the helpful and approachable owner. Facing the South and views to the SouthWest, mountains and marsh. From the balcony, during the local fiestas (14th to 20th August) you can see the "encierro" (people running with the bulls) which starts at 08:00 o´clock in the morning. Bed linen, towels, bath rug, tea towels, toilet paper and basic cleaning products are included.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Exploring the Basque Coast
Great location for exploring the Basque Coast. Apartment is great for families...exceptionally clean with modern conveniences. Owner is responsive within minutes by phone or email, and is quite helpful with recommendations and suggestions for sightseeing, dining, etc. If we return to this area of España, we would certainly look to book this apartment again.
A fabulous stay.
We spent a week at this clean spacious and well equipped apartment - 3 of us including our 10 year old daughter.
We wholeheartedly recommend this place as base to explore Euskadi - its beautiful coastline, and its spectacular inland countryside.
The apartment is in a quiet residential part of the town. The flat is very tastefully furnished and has a small balcony looking out across the lush Basque hillside . Joxean the owner is a lovely man- welcoming us on our arrival and always available to solve any queries or issues. He is a great guide to the area and we greatly appreciated his advice and recommendations for places to see and eat.
Deba itself has lots to offer- a beach as lovely as anywhere on the coast- and a town with lots of historical interest , restaurants, cafes and shops. Its well served by public transport- taking the train to Donostia or Bilbao or any of the small towns along the coastline is easy.
After a week we were left with a hope that one day we should return to unravel more of what the area has to offer.
Thanks a lot for having taken your time to write your review. Once again we got our aim, which is not other than our guests' satisfaction.
We are so happy to know you have enjoyed your week. Obviously there are more interesting places to visit in less than an hour drive from Deba, ideally located to taste Basque Country.
It will be a pleasure to host you again, so kind family, and now you know that the apartment is big enough to host up to six guests comfortably accomodated.
Host was wonderful. Very helpful.
Had a great time. Best hake fish ever. Great restaurant recommend.
A very kind family
It's been a pleasure to meet all of them.
Glad to know that our guests enjoyed their stay. Thanks for your suggestions that we'll perform immediately working for our guests satisfaction.
Our early September stay in Deba
The apartment is well appointed, comfortable and tranquil at night. Joxean is a very welcoming and helpful host who gave us lots of good advice on places and restaurants to visit--and in reality many of the other Deba restaurants had great ambiance but only basic cuisine. As a couple we enjoyed the sunny balcony off the kitchen but it is small and the terrace off the main bedroom gets no sun and has no view. Deba is not considered a tourist attraction in itself, but the locals are very friendly as is the tourist office. The town is full of life in the evenings and the large sandy beach is popular with swimmers and surfers alike. The easy to access railway has a regular service all along the coast from Bilbao to San Sebastián. All in all we had a most enjoyable holiday with plenty to see and do. We were very happy with our choice of apartment.
It´s been a pleasure to host this couple, the ideal ones for an owner who rents his apartment.
In fact Deba is ideally located to visit Basque Country, most local people (population around 5.000) are really friendly, the beach is wide enough with all services at season and prices are lower than in the cities.
Lovely apartment in great location
We really really enjoyed our 2 week stay in Joxean's flat in Deba. The flat was spacious for two of us and great that it was really cool inside even when 38 C outside. It is really well equipped for cooking and relaxing , including good wifi and things for fun on the beach. All the rooms were a good size. The small balcony off the kitchen gets great afternoon and evening sun and has a good view onto the hills. We enjoyed sitting on a couple of chairs reading. The balcony off the main bedroom is larger but doesn't get much sun - it's good for drying the washing.
Joxean gave us a good welcome, helped us park the car and gave us lots of information and recommendations about the variety of things to do. There's plenty of leaflets in the flat. Generally small roads and parking can be tight in Deba in evenings and weekends when people come for the beach but where the flat is, is there are a few options.
Deba is a great location, it's only 10-15 minutes walk through town to a good beach. A few minutes to the supermarket. It's five minutes to the train station where there's an hourly service to San Sebastian and Bilbao and places in between. In fact we'd say a car isn't needed! There are lots of lovely walks directly from the flat - we did a few that were circular and a few where we got a bus or train one way.
The coast and hills were beautiful and particularly at low tide because of the geological flysch rocks.
In Deba there are nice places to eat, not particularly touristy, a good friendly local feel. The tourists generally are those on the Camino de Santiago trail.
Overall, a lovely flat with a helpful owner/host in a beautiful location and a relaxing holiday.
We thank so kind review which encourages us to follow with our aim, our guests´entire satisfaction.
Nice apartment in a beautiful region
The apartment is well equipped with good facilities.
Three nice bedrooms (2 double beds and one twin room)
Kitchen has everything you need for a short stay.
Location is excellent for both San Sebastian and Bilboa (and other local towns).
Deba also has a nice beach
New lifts in the apartment block.
Negatives - (minor annoyances really)
The streets around the apartment block are small (but not in a pretty way) which makes the on street parking a little tricky but generally you can find a spot.
Water pressure in the shower was poor.
The apartment block stairs and lobby are still being refurbished, and still needs final painting.
Thanks for your comments.
-The stairs in the apartment block are being painted these days. We expect to finish painting next week.
-I'll put an eye on the water pressure in the shower, and probably call a plumber. Thanks for telling me.
-There is a new installation against fire with alarms and safety tools like 12 fire extintors and the general electrical counters are now in a new installation as well.
We are happy to host travelers like your family and hope your children had a ball. Thanks for leaving the apartment so clean.
Spacious apartment in quiet area near the center of Deba, coastal village in the center of the Basque Coast Geopark recognized by UNESCO, FLYSCH Route, and 5 minutes walk to the beach.
Ideally located to visit the Basque Country, 45 min. Bilbao and 30 min. San Sebastián / Donostia.
You can enjoy Deba vacation rental in any season. An ideal climate for all who flee from the sweltering heat. Mild temperatures in both summer and winter. In the streets the 'debarras' are friendly and often the good atmosphere. In this apartment there is internet access and 10Mb ADSL wi-fi, as well as some catering establishments.
The situation MUST BEACH, named Santiago, at the bottom of the bay make it quiet and safe. In summer provides surveillance and rescue services, showers, beach umbrella, chairs, loungers, awnings and cabins. The environment is a fusion of all shades of green mountains with blue sea and is ideal for those seeking rest the rumor of the waves. Located flysch coast, the beach also includes Lapari and occupies a total area of ??80. 000 m².
Easily accessible, has parking for 600 spaces that separates it from the wonderful Calbetón Mall, 2 hectares of wooded area on the grass, eminently pedestrian space area with swings and playground on a floor for shock absorber safety.
Beside it we find different walks totaling 2.5 km recreational area. The Paseo de Cardenas and fishermen Walk along the river will lead us to the charming marina. Crossing the pedestrian bridge to the left bank of the River Deba is Casacampo, important natural value marsh bird observatories.
The soft peaks surrounding Deba offer unparalleled views of the Costa Vasca. Do not forget your camera or video. From the town you can do quiet and pleasant walks to Santa Katalina or Aitzuri point coinciding with the Camino de Santiago in Zarautz-Zenarruza stage.
Rural tourism in the environment becomes important Deba booming, whose main reference is the singular Lastur Valley.
In the heart of the old town is the Church of STA. MARY National Monument and Basque Gothic jewel. From its exquisite set, highlight the cloister and polychrome portico; elements dating from the first building, the fifteenth century.
Must be special enclave Basque prehistory Ermittia deposits, Urtiaga, Gaztelu, Praileaitz and undisputed jewel: the Cave of EKAIN with fabulous cave paintings of Magdalenian period (14500-10000 BC), which highlights the best set of Quaternary horses.
HOW TO GET THERE?
From San Sebastian, take the A-8 and AP-8 to Bilbao to Exit 13 Itziar-Deba. (If you come from Pamplona / Iruña take up the A-15 towards San Sebastián until you see signs for the AP-8 to Bilbao and abandon it in that Exit 13). Then right onto N-634 about 5 km down by the sea. Entering Deba, pass 5 traffic lights and about 200 m. after the last turn left, but not next to Bar Lorea but on the next, quickly turning kalea Osio left about 10 m. to the gate 21 kalea Shipyard. Parks, have arrived.
From Bilbao, take the AP-8 to San Sebastian to Exit 14 Elgoibar. (If you come from Vitoria / Gasteiz, take the AP-1 to San Sebastian to join the AP-8 and leave at the same exit 14 Elgoibar). Then left onto N-634 towards Donostia about 11 km. following the river Deba to Km 44.300 to go right kalea Osio, about 50 m. after passing an isolated tall building to the right of the road (of 12 flats with balconies red).
N-634 km Osio entering kalea 44,300.
TRAINS every hour from / to Bilbao or San Sebastian, no need to drive your vehicle.